We are Hiring a Junior Operations Coordinator

Job Title: Junior Operations Coordinator

Contract Duration: 8 weeks, 20 hours per week

Salary: $21.50/hr 

Afropolitan Canada is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Junior Operations Coordinator for an 8-week contract position. The successful candidate will lead the planning and execution of the inaugural bilingual "Harmony of Cultures: Beyond Black History Month" festival in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as coordinate video shoots for our Spotlight and Mental Health Awareness programs. The successful candidate will play a critical role in overseeing all aspects of the event coordination and operations to create a memorable experience for all attendees.


Event Planning and Coordination:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive event plan, including scheduling, budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Coordinate with vendors, suppliers, and venue representatives to ensure timely and efficient delivery of services and materials.
  • Manage event logistics, including venue setup, audiovisual requirements, and technical support.

Volunteer and Staff Management:

  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for various festival activities.
  • Provide guidance and support to volunteers and festival staff members.
  • Monitor volunteer and staff schedules to ensure appropriate coverage throughout the event.

Administrative Support:

  • Oversee administrative tasks, including budget tracking, expense reconciliation, and procurement of necessary supplies.
  • Manage all vendor contracts and agreements, ensuring compliance with event requirements.

On-site Event Management:

  • Ensure the smooth operation of all event activities, including setup, maintenance, and tear-down of event spaces.
  • Coordinate with technical and AV teams to ensure proper setup and operation of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot any on-site issues or emergencies and implement solutions in a timely manner.

Video Shoot Coordination and Management

  • Coordinate with the Communications Coordinator and Videographer to schedule video shoots
  • Arrange suitable locations for filming and secure any necessary permits and permissions.
  • Coordinate with participating small businesses, the Spotlight Program Manager and Videographer to communicate video shoot details and ensure their effective representation.
  • Manage the execution of the video shoots, including setup, crew management, and addressing any challenges.


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in event planning and coordination, with a strong understanding of all aspects of event management.
  • Fluency in both English and French (both written and verbal)
  • Must have a valid driver's license and access to a car.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and event management software.
  • Knowledge of event safety and security protocols.
  • A passion for cultural diversity, representation, and community engagement.

To apply:

Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position, to afropolitancanada@gmail.com. Applications must be received by March 2nd at 5pm EST.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.